I like to understand each child’s neurological condition and the unique challenges presented to the child and family, so I can help them navigate hurdles presented by the medical condition.
Charu Venkatesan, MD, PhD

About

Biography

I have always been fascinated by the intricate and complex design of the brain that endows each individual with unique qualities, and how disruption of neural connections can lead to neurological deficits. I also have a long-standing interest in brain development.

As a pediatric neurologist, I specialize in fetal and neonatal neurology and see patients both in the hospital and in clinic. I like to understand each child’s neurological condition and the unique challenges presented to the child and family, so I can help them navigate hurdles presented by the medical condition.

I also see patients with common neurological conditions such as headaches, developmental delays and seizures. I have always enjoyed working with children and families, and I especially enjoy taking care of children from infancy until adulthood while getting to know their families.

In addition to my clinical practice, I am also the Neonatal Neurology Fellowship director at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. I enjoy teaching very much and have been awarded the M. Harold Fogelson Teaching Award in 2016 by the Division of Neurology.

My research evaluates the outcomes of infants with congenital brain malformations and perinatal brain injury. This research aims to provide better counseling for families and improve medical care for children with these conditions.

I enjoy spending my free time with my husband and children.

BA: Columbia University, NY, NY, 1992.

PhD: State University of NY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY, 2000.

MD: State University of NY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY, 2002.

Residency: Pediatrics, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, 2004.

Residency: Child Neurology, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, 2007.

Certification: Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology, 2008.

Interests

Pediatric neurology; fetal neurology; neonatal neurology

Services and Specialties

Neurology

Interests

Neonatal brain injury

Research Areas

Neurology

Additional Languages

Spanish, Tamil

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Publications

Fetal Neurology Practice Survey: Current Practice and the Future Directions. Tarui, T; Venkatesan, C; Gano, D; Lemmon, ME; Mulkey, SB; Pardo, AC; Emrick, L; Scher, M; Agarwal, S. Pediatric Neurology. 2023; 145:74-79.

Muslim perspectives on palliative care in perinatal and neonatal patients: a mini-review. Shoaib, AB; Vawter-Lee, M; Venkatesan, C; Soliman, AF. Frontiers in Pediatrics. 2023; 11:1204941.

Role of palliative care in fetal neurological consultations: Guiding through uncertainty and hope. Cortezzo, DM E; Vawter-Lee, M; Shoaib, A; Venkatesan, C. Frontiers in Pediatrics. 2023; 11:1205543.

Prenatal Neurological Diagnosis: Challenges in Neuroimaging, Prognostic Counseling, and Prediction of Neurodevelopmental Outcomes. Agarwal, S; Tarui, T; Patel, V; Turner, A; Nagaraj, U; Venkatesan, C. Pediatric Neurology. 2023; 142:60-67.

Fetal Neurology Practice Survey (P10-9.001). Tarui, T; Venkatesan, C; Gano, D; Lemmon, M; Mulkey, S; Pardo, A; Emrick, L; Scher, M; Agarwal, S. Neurology. 2023; 100.

Imaging Similarities Between Oral-Facial-Digital Syndrome Type 1 and Aicardi Syndrome: Prenatal and Postnatal Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Findings in 4 Patients. Venkatesan, C; Countee, E; Wong, B; Spaeth, C; Kline-Fath, BM; Nagaraj, UD. Journal of Child Neurology. 2023; 38:31-37.

Value of pre- and postnatal magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation of congenital central nervous system anomalies. Nagaraj, UD; Venkatesan, C; Bierbrauer, KS; Kline-Fath, BM. Pediatric Radiology: roentgenology, nuclear medicine, ultrasonics, CT, MRI. 2022; 52:802-816.

Prenatal Evaluation of Intracranial Hemorrhage on Fetal MRI: A Retrospective Review. Epstein, KN; Kline-Fath, BM; Zhang, B; Venkatesan, C; Habli, M; Dowd, D; Nagaraj, UD. American Journal of Neuroradiology. 2021; 42:2222-2228.

Short- and Long-Term Outcomes of Prenatally Diagnosed Dandy-Walker Malformation, Vermian Hypoplasia, and Blake Pouch Cyst. Venkatesan, C; Kline- Fath, B; Horn, PS; Poisson, KE; Hopkin, R; Nagaraj, UD. Journal of Child Neurology. 2021; 36:1111-1119.

Evaluation of Posterior Fossa Biometric Measurements on Fetal MRI in the Evaluation of Dandy-Walker Continuum. Nagaraj, UD; Kline-Fath, BM; Horn, PS; Venkatesan, C. American Journal of Neuroradiology. 2021; 42:1716-1721.

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